Bio CV

Marcus DeSieno is a native of Albany, New York and is currently pursuing his MFA in Studio Art from the University of South Florida, expected to graduate in 2015.  His work is concerned with the history of science and exploration in relation to the history of photography, often employing the use of antiquated photographic process combined with contemporary technologies to engage in a critical dialog about the evolution of photographic technology and the ontological nature of the photographic medium itself.

Education:

Master of Fine Arts, Studio Art, Expected graduation, 2015
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Bachelor of Arts, Photography, 2010
Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

Degree in Documentary Studies/Documentary Photography, 2008
SALT Institute of Documentary Studies, Portland, ME

Grants & Awards:

2014:
Finalist for Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass 2014 – Top 200
Selection for PDN Photo Annual
Chosen for American Photography 30 Archive
Juror’s Merit Award – Fort Wayne Museum of Art

2013:
Finalist for Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass 2013 – Top 200
Winner of American Aperture Awards – Conceptual/Experimental Category
Winner of American Aperture Awards – Landscape Category

2012:
Recipient of the Jane and Harrison Covington Award in Fine Arts
Recipient of the Adah Schaich Endowed Scholarship for Photography

Selected Exhibitions:

2015:
Parasites, solo show, Vermont Center for Photography, Brattleboro, VT, July 2015
Title Forthcoming, group show, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL. March 2015

2014:
Fauna, group show, Smith Anderson North Gallery, San Anselmo, CA.
Alternative Processes, group show, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO.
Through My Lens, group show, Beard Gallery, SUNY Cortland, Cortland, NY.
Explore, group show, Flow Art Space, St. Paul, MN.
Summation, group show, Arts Center of Sarasota, Sarasota, FL.
Photography NOW 2014, group show, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, NY. (Juror: Julie Grahame)
PhotoSpiva, group show, George A. Spiva Center for the Arts, Jopin, MO. (Juror: Dornith Doherty)
National: Best Contemporary Photography 2014, group show, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN.
The Alternative Approach, group show, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA. (Juror: Christopher James)

2013:
Transformations, group show, PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT. (Juror: Ellen Jantzen)
Emerging Photographers Auction, group show, Dan Cooney Fine Art, New York, New York.
Identity, group show, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO. (Juror: Barbara Tannenbaum)
Me, Myself, and I, group show, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA. (Juror: David Hilliard)
Four Documents, group show, William Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL.
Alter Ego, group show, The Kiernan Gallery, Lexington, VA. (Juror: Stephen Sheffield)
ONE, group show, William Oliver Gallery, Tampa, FL.

Recent Press:

Beautiful/Decay Magazine
DIY Photography
Hyperallergic
National Geographic’s Proof
PetaPixel
PDN Magazine
Smithsonian Magazine
Wired